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Powell scores 20 as Raptors beat struggling Bulls 112-103

TORONTO (AP) Already undermanned when the game began, the Chicago Bulls lost another key player at halftime of their latest loss.

Norman Powell scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 16 and the Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 112-103 on Tuesday night, their eighth consecutive win over the struggling Bulls.

Chicago forward Lauri Markkanen left after shooting 2 for 10 in 16 first-half minutes. Bulls coach Jim Boylen said Markkanen was suffering from fatigue.

''He was feeling a little sluggish,'' Boylen said. ''We just felt it was the right thing to do to keep him out the second half. He's been practicing hard, he's been playing hard.''

Markkanen's departure further weakened a Bulls lineup that was already without leading scorer Zach LaVine (bruised right thigh, right knee tendinitis) and forward Otto Porter Jr. (strained right rotator cuff). LaVine sat for the third straight game and Poerter missed his fourth straight.

''It's no secret we're short-handed but I was really proud of our guys for battling and competing,'' Boylen said. ''We hung in there.''

Toronto suffered its own injury setback when forward OG Anunoby left with 4:10 remaining in the fourth after he was accidentally hit in the head in a collision with Chicago's Brandon Sampson. Anunoby stayed down for a few moments before being helped to the locker room. Anunoby, who scored 10 points in 25 minutes, said he felt dizzy following the hit but added that he felt ''fine'' after the game.

The Raptors said Anunoby passed the concussion protocol and will be evaluated again Wednesday.

Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry each scored 14 points before sitting out the final quarter, and Pascal Siakam had 13 points. The Raptors never trailed and avoided their first three-game home losing streak of the season. After losing to Oklahoma City last Friday, Toronto lost to Charlotte on Sunday on a half-court buzzer-beater by Jeremy Lamb.

The Raptors improved to 30-9 at home. It's the second straight season they've won at least 30 home games, and the fourth time in franchise history they've reached the mark.

All 12 Raptors players scored at least two points as Toronto coach Nick Nurse gave his bench plenty of minutes against the lowly Bulls.

''There wasn't a lot of juice in the game but we've got to play them,'' Nurse said.

Powell said the game gave Toronto an opportunity to fine-tune some things before the playoffs.

''We've got to take advantage of these games and really work on some things with lineups, foundational defense, our offensive flow, pace, to get ready for the postseason,'' he said.

Wayne Selden scored 20 points and Shaquille Harrison had 15 as the Bulls lost for the seventh time in nine games. Chicago has lost two straight following a modest two-game winning streak.

After making 2 of 16 attempts from 3-point range in their previous game, a 31-point loss to Utah, Chicago fared better from long range in this one, connecting on 8 of 23 attempts.

Toronto led 56-41 at halftime and took an 85-72 lead into the fourth.

TIP-INS

Bulls: Boylen is unsure if Markkanen will be able to play Wednesday against Portland. ... G Kris Dunn (back) did not dress. ... Markkanen missed his first seven shot attempts. Marakkanen made 6 of 20 attempts in Saturday's loss to Utah.

Raptors: Toronto signed G Jodie Meeks for the remainder of the season. Meeks appeared in two games with the Raptors last month while on a 10-day contract. ... This was the first of three straight games against opponents who have at least 50 defeats. Toronto plays at New York on Thursday and visits Chicago Saturday. It's the first time in Raptors history they've faced three consecutive 50-loss teams.

FINE AT THE LINE

The teams combined to make 33 of 36 free throw attempts. Toronto made all 16 of its foul shots, while Harrison, Markkanen and Sampson each missed one.

THIEVERY

Leonard matched his season-high with six steals. His career-high is seven.

TOO MANY MISTAKES

The Bulls committed 18 turnovers, leading to 25 points for the Raptors.

''Too many turnovers for us,'' Boylen said.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Portland on Wednesday night.

Raptors: At New York on Thursday night.

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Key Players
L. Markkanen
24 PF
K. Leonard
2 SF
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
27.2 Pts. Per Game 27.2
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
7.5 Reb. Per Game 7.5
43.0 Field Goal % 49.7
43.3 Three Point % 49.7
87.2 Free Throw % 85.9
  Shooting foul on Jeremy Lin 0:00
  Lost ball turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Wayne Selden Jr. 0:10
  Lost ball turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Wayne Selden Jr. 0:10
+ 2 Shaquille Harrison made jump shot 0:21
  Defensive rebound by Cristiano Felicio 0:25
  Jeremy Lin missed reverse layup 0:27
  Personal foul on Shaquille Harrison 0:40
  Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam 0:55
  Shaquille Harrison missed hook shot 1:02
+ 2 Jodie Meeks made jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 1:18
+ 2 jump shot 1:29
Team Stats
Points 103 112
Field Goals 39-86 (45.3%) 42-86 (48.8%)
3-Pointers 8-23 (34.8%) 12-28 (42.9%)
Free Throws 17-20 (85.0%) 16-16 (100.0%)
Total Rebounds 50 44
Offensive 7 2
Defensive 38 37
Team 5 5
Assists 20 28
Steals 12 13
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 18 15
Fouls 16 16
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
14 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Bulls 21-54 18233131103
home team logo Raptors 52-23 26302927112
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 21-54 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Raptors 52-23 106.6 PPG 42.3 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
W. Selden Jr. SG 8.0 PPG 3.2 RPG 1.7 APG 40.7 FG%
N. Powell SF 8.6 PPG 2.3 RPG 1.5 APG 48.3 FG%
Top Scorers
W. Selden Jr. SG 20 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
N. Powell SF 20 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
45.3 FG% 48.8
34.8 3PT FG% 42.9
85.0 FT% 100.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
W. Selden Jr. 20 2 2 8/15 2/5 2/2 3 40 3 0 4 0 2 -5 25
S. Harrison 15 5 5 6/12 0/3 3/4 4 33 3 0 3 1 4 +2 30
R. Arcidiacono 13 6 2 5/11 1/3 2/2 3 29 2 0 0 1 5 -21 25
R. Lopez 10 4 3 4/6 0/0 2/2 0 25 0 0 2 1 3 -13 18
L. Markkanen 10 9 0 2/10 1/3 5/6 0 16 1 2 3 2 7 -10 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
W. Selden Jr. 20 2 2 8/15 2/5 2/2 3 40 3 0 4 0 2 -5 25
S. Harrison 15 5 5 6/12 0/3 3/4 4 33 3 0 3 1 4 +2 30
R. Arcidiacono 13 6 2 5/11 1/3 2/2 3 29 2 0 0 1 5 -21 25
R. Lopez 10 4 3 4/6 0/0 2/2 0 25 0 0 2 1 3 -13 18
L. Markkanen 10 9 0 2/10 1/3 5/6 0 16 1 2 3 2 7 -10 19
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Blakeney 11 6 3 5/15 1/2 0/0 1 21 1 0 0 0 6 -10 24
B. Sampson 10 3 2 3/5 1/3 3/4 2 23 1 0 2 0 3 +10 16
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot 8 2 1 3/7 2/4 0/0 2 28 0 0 2 0 2 -5 10
C. Felicio 6 8 2 3/5 0/0 0/0 1 21 1 0 2 2 6 +7 17
D. Valentine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Dunn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Porter Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. LaVine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Alkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Carter Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Hutchison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 103 45 20 39/86 8/23 17/20 16 236 12 2 18 7 38 -45 184
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Lowry 14 2 6 5/9 4/7 0/0 0 21 1 0 5 0 2 +14 24
K. Leonard 14 4 5 4/10 0/2 6/6 0 22 6 0 0 1 3 +14 34
P. Siakam 13 5 2 6/10 0/0 1/1 1 20 0 0 2 1 4 +2 20
D. Green 8 2 2 3/4 2/3 0/0 1 14 1 0 0 0 2 +10 15
M. Gasol 2 6 1 1/6 0/0 0/0 2 20 1 2 1 0 6 +16 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Lowry 14 2 6 5/9 4/7 0/0 0 21 1 0 5 0 2 +14 24
K. Leonard 14 4 5 4/10 0/2 6/6 0 22 6 0 0 1 3 +14 34
P. Siakam 13 5 2 6/10 0/0 1/1 1 20 0 0 2 1 4 +2 20
D. Green 8 2 2 3/4 2/3 0/0 1 14 1 0 0 0 2 +10 15
M. Gasol 2 6 1 1/6 0/0 0/0 2 20 1 2 1 0 6 +16 12
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
N. Powell 20 3 3 8/10 4/5 0/0 0 25 0 0 3 0 3 -5 26
S. Ibaka 16 8 0 7/13 1/2 1/1 3 22 0 2 0 0 8 +3 26
O. Anunoby 10 1 1 3/4 0/1 4/4 3 24 1 2 0 0 1 +4 16
F. VanVleet 7 3 5 1/6 1/3 4/4 0 25 0 0 2 0 3 +16 18
P. McCaw 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 3 17 3 0 2 0 1 -4 8
J. Meeks 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 -10 3
J. Lin 2 4 2 1/9 0/5 0/0 3 19 0 0 0 0 4 -15 10
E. Moreland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Loyd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 112 39 28 42/86 12/28 16/16 16 233 13 7 15 2 37 +45 212